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was the victim of an acid attack now admits that it was self-inflicted. >>> and mini moon, the guinness book of world records reveals >>> and mini moon, the guinness book of world records reveals the world's smallest cow. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with finally nearing the end. after five long months, crews in the gulf of mexico have taken a major step toward permanently plugging up the blownout well behind the worst offshore oil spill in u.s. history. for more on that, we go to kristin dahlgren, live in louisiana with more. good morning. >> good morning to you, lynn. day 150 and that relief well that they started drilling shortly after this all started has finally intersected with the mccondo well some 2 1/2 miles below the floor of the gulf. admiral thad allen said that the two wells were connected and that the next step was to pump mud and cement down into that well to permanently seal it off. obviously, great news for people in this area, but really just one step in their recovery. oil continues to wash ashore
. >>> and guinness officials have certified a colombian man who stands 2'3" as the world's shortest living man. the 24-year-old who works part time as a dancer says he's very happy with his height because it makes him unique. look at him go there. >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day after closing friday for a long hoimd weekend. the dow closed at 10,447. the naz dam gained 14 and the naz dam climbed 33. taking a look at overseas trading this morning in tokyo the nikkei dropped 75 points, but in hong kong the hang seng rose 46. >>> a business all-star who recently fell from grace over sexual allegations has resurfaced as a competitor. or kl has hired former hewlett-packard ceo mark hurd in its efforts to muscle in on more of hp's turf. oracle and hp had been long-time partners but with last year's purchase of sun my crow systems they became direct competitors. >>> in other executive years david weston, tv's longest serving network news chief told the staff monday he's resigning and will leave by the end of the year. >>> elseware air products has boosted to
. >>> and in new york, guinness world record promoted the release of their 2011 book with a play date with one of its biggest and smallest stars. giant george, the world's tallest living dog, and booboo, the smallest. booboo needed a boost to meet george, but there was an instant connection. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. >> there was a lot of drama when they were rescuing that animal. >> i know. that video was pretty amazing. >> eventually, they got over the hump, though. and then got it out. >> really, bill? you're going to start out the morning with a bad joke? >> that's how we're doing it. let's talk about the tropics, lynn. we had karl out there yesterday and now it's out into the gulf of mexico. every now and then, these storms go up to the yucatan and veer to the north. not this one, though. this one is steered more or less back towards mexico for a second landfall as we go through friday night. here is the forecast track. tropical storm at the current time karl, it could become a hurrican
and attempted to cook up a world record with more than 2,000 pound of gooey mac and cheese. yummy. guinness hasn't weighed in yet. the official all you can eat macaroni for 5 bucks is a sure winner. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is meteorologist bill karins with your national and regional forecast. bill, add some bread crumbs and cajun spices from louisiana and i'm good. >> so you don't just get it on out of the box. >> oh, no. you have to add your spices to it. >> that's good stuff. >>> let's talk about what's happening in the tropics, first off. tropical storm matthew blew up a little bit. this looks like it would normally go safely inland here. this storm, though, is going to stall out and this is going to be the storm that will do the most destruction and be the most dangerous with mudslides and flooding that we've had so far this season. it's going to sit over central america and belize and mexico over the next five days. this is going to stall out here, but still be close enough to the warm water of the caribbean to maintain itself. this is going to be a da
the superdome twice. guinness is expected to determine soon whether that qualifies as the largest king cake. >>> now here is bill karins with the weather channel forecast. >> good morning, amara. have you ever had that before? >> i haven't. but it looks like a great breakfast for me. i love sweets in the morning. >> i'll have to look that up. as far as yesterday went in the south, incredibly hot. huntsville, alabama region had their 100th 90-degree day of the calendar year. philadelphia, you broke your record yesterday for the most 90-degree days in one year. the heat this summer has been incredible and it's going to continue as we go throughout the day today. as far as the forecast goes, it looks like we're going to see the cooler air coming down from the north. billings at 44 there. that's a sign of things to come. as of now, we have the cooler air and warmer air hitting it and that's where we're getting the heavy rain. there's a lot of it outside of denver and into colorado. this area of low pressure is going to be an area of possible flooding rains, especially up there in minnesota and
other previous storms, hurricane floyd in 1999, and guinness in 2005. low-cost significant flooding and damage in florida and parts of the northeast. now that nicole is getting ready to leave her mark, the question is how much damage will she leave behind? >> as the remnants of nicole head north, b.g.e. says it is preparing for power outages as a result of the storm. they will keep personnel on standby should they need to respond to weather-related outages. residents are urged to prepare a storm kit in case you do lose power. >> if you or someone you know is dependent upon electrical equipment for medical needs, now is the time to actually make preparations and have all heard it means or a place to go in case you lose power. -- have alternative means. >> the part of public works is urging residents to clear their storm drains of trash and debris. they have five crews out doing the same thing. the 11 insta-weather team is blogging about the storm's impact. you can follow the storm was the ever-changing path. we want to see your storm videos which again up load to ulocal. >> bedbugs a
pokes in mexico set a guinness world record over the weekend for the most people lassoing at the same time. men, women and children twirld their ropes for nearly three minutes to beat last year's record of only 23 people. set in texas, the event was part of an annual festival in guadalajara. >> that takes some talent. let's get a check of the weather right now from stephanie abrams who is in for al. hey, steph. >> i know i-carly is a big deal but also this cold weather is a big deal, too. are you ready for it? >> i so need a couple more days of it. >> a couple more days of heat before we get into the colder temperatures. >> 45 degrees this morning and i'm ready for 80s. >> forget about it. let's have a look at our forecast in our pick city. i'm going to take you into michigan, bay city, michigan. 77 degrees with a few scattered showers. otherwise look at the cool air from montana, wyoming, but still hot deep into the south. >> cool and dry this morning. the rain to our northwest, and great weather for a labor day picnic. a lot of sunshine. >>> natalie, back to you. >> all right, thank
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